One of the finest big volume rafting and kayaking trips
in Nepal-spectacular, remote, jungle-clad canyons, Big
white and abundant wildlife. The Karnali is Nepal's
longest and largest river and with its tributaries it
drains most of the far west of Nepal-the 'wild west' as
many people call it, rising in the vicinity of Tibet's
holy Mount Kailash and glacier of Kanziroba Himal, other
small peaks, as well as Rara Lake rapid encountered on
this river is 1 to 5 class.
This bottom section of the river other small peaks, as
well as Rara lake rapid encountered on this river is 1
to 5 class. This bottom section of the river definitely
lives up to that name-the area that it flows through is
wild and relatively unpopulated with some of the most
pristine jungle scenery in Nepal abundant wildlife.
From the frontier town of Surkhet there is an unique and
lovely two-day trek through lowland Sal forest to the
village of Saul in the seldom seen area of far West
Nepal. From Sauli it's 180 km to the nest road access at
Chisopani, on the northern border of the Royal Bardia
National Park. The river section takes about seven days,
giving plenty of time to explore some of the side
canyons and waterfalls, which comes in to the river
valley. For 180 kilometers we won't see a single sign of
the modern world. It's one of the last places in Nepal
that you can see old growth forest and have a real
chance of seeing Nepal's wildlife.
BEST FOR RAFTING
February, March, April, October and November are
considered to be the best time for rafting as the water
level is not very high and the weather is nice and
pleasant. June, July, August and September are the
monsoon period in Nepal and hence the water level is
very high with strong current and massive waves.
December & January are our winter months and can be
quite cold especially when wet.